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Student Graphic Designer (3 positions)

Collaborative, communicative, consultative, cooperative – Colab: The Lory Student Center Marketing Shop explains the co-ownership we plan to create with the student center’s business partners, service partners and student organizations seeking to disseminate their messages to the Colorado State Campus.

Mixing old-world techniques like print design, with forward-thinking strategies like digital media, Colab emphasizes a strategic planning and integrative marketing approach. From project conceptualization to final delivery and measurement of outcomes, Colab team members consult with clients to create effective marketing programs that achieve and exceed organization goals. Our clients are the Lory Student Center’s business, service, and student organization entities; our customers – Colorado State University students, faculty, and staff.

Position Details

Compensation

15-30 hours per week depending on course load, year in school, and department need at $9 - $10.23 per hour DOE.

Required

  1. Must work a minimum of 15 hours per week.
  2. Must work at least 2 hours per day, Monday through Friday, during Colab operating hours, no exceptions.

Goals and Objectives

  1. To learn the importance of graphic design, traditional media, and new media in today’s marketing landscape.
  2. Learn to distinguish and market to different audiences through graphic design elements.
  3. Potentially learn new techniques for design in print, web, social outlets, package design, and more.
  4. Learn and execute new media strategy that provides effective marketing for business outlets, service outlets and student organizations.
  5. Help clients maximize effectiveness of marketing campaigns based on print, digital, and other communication platforms.

Qualifications

  1. Pro-active, driven, energetic and forward-thinking individual who works well within a team of creatives, logical thinkers and business-minded individuals, yet is a self-starter who can begin, maintain, and move projects forward.
  2. An idea generator who can think big-picture, yet drill down to the minute details necessary to make a plan work step-by-step to achieve and exceed goals.
  3. A self-director, who needs little hand holding, and once given direction and provided instruction, works to understand the vision at hand, and can carry it forward within deadlines and within budget.
  4. Reliable, dependable, open-minded, business-minded, creative and logistical all at once.
  5. Ability to work on Macintosh computers.
  6. Solid command of English language and grammar. Legible handwriting -- a plus!
  7. Active socially within the University community and beyond.
  8. Working knowledge of pre-press and print production a plus.
  9. Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and standard Internet Applications.
  10. Experience in web development and video production a plus.
  11. Basic knowledge of new media, including the fundamentals of Twitter, FourSquare, Facebook profiles, Facebook pages, YouTube, Google+, Blogging and Vlogging a plus.
  12. Highly organized, and able to manage numerous projects while following specific internal processes.
  13. Ability to follow processes and directions.
  14. Uses feedback to enhance art.

Required Marketing Tasks

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Graphic Design in various media
  3. Collateral Creation within a team
  4. Effective Brainstorming
  5. Organization, Prioritization
  6. Social Networking
  7. Marketing Research
  8. Client Consultation

Value Proposition

This position offers students direct, hands-on, experiential learning in a design-based environment. This environment includes the fast-paced world of Internet and new media within the traditional world of marketing. Working along-side graphic designers, Internet developers, video production artists, and public relations professionals, you will develop interpersonal skills and business experience that translates directly into a professional environment. 

Only the best and brightest will be chosen, and we expect the Design Creative to bring his or her A-game to their daily work at Colab. Professionalism, effective communication, strategic planning and the latest in marketing techniques are some of the skills they can expect to learn by working with the Colab team. A successful student working in this environment will harness solid techniques and proven abilities that transfer to the majority of corporate marketing departments, agencies, or nonprofit organizations. In addition, they will have a firm grasp of brand development, collateral development, creation and execution of marketing strategy, social media management, customer relations, basics of digital strategy, knowledge of public relations activities, and working with traditional media, advertising and collaborative marketing.

Finally, the successful student will know how to effectively work and communicate within a team of professionals and students, and how to create deliverables for various client types as Colab serves a diverse population of business leaders, community leaders, and University clients.

Contact:

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and a minimum of 5 design samples to Maggie Adams, Marketing Coordinator: Maggie.adams@colostate.edu, 970-491-4898

To be considered for the position, all materials mentioned above must be submitted.

 

Web Interface Designer (2 positions)

Collaborative, communicative, consultative, cooperative – Colab: The Lory Student Center Marketing Shop explains the co-ownership we plan to create with the student center’s business partners, service partners and student organizations seeking to disseminate their messages to the Colorado State Campus.

Mixing old-world techniques like print design, with forward-thinking strategies like digital media, Colab emphasizes a strategic planning and integrative marketing approach. From project conceptualization to final delivery and measurement of outcomes, Colab team members consult with clients to create effective marketing programs that achieve and exceed organization goals. Our clients are the Lory Student Center’s business, service, and student organization entities; our customers – Colorado State University students, faculty, and staff.

Position Details

Compensation

15-30 hours per week depending on course load, year in school, and department need at $11 - $13 per hour DOE.

Required

  1. Must work a minimum of 15 hours per week.
  2. Must work at least 2 hours per day, Monday through Friday, during Colab operating hours, no exceptions.

Goals and Objectives

  1. To learn the importance of web design, user-interfaces, and user-experience.
  2. Learn to distinguish and market to different consumer types through user-interfaces.
  3. Potentially learn new techniques for web, social media, and marketing.
  4. Learn and execute new media strategy that provides effective marketing for business outlets, service outlets and student organizations.
  5. Help clients maximize effectiveness of marketing campaigns based on print, digital, and other communication platforms.

Qualifications

  1. Pro-active, driven, energetic and forward-thinking individual who works well within a team of creatives, logical thinkers and business-minded individuals, yet is a self-starter who can begin, maintain, and move projects forward.
  2. An idea generator who can think big-picture, yet drill down to the minute details necessary to make a plan work step-by-step to achieve and exceed goals.
  3. A self-director, who needs little hand holding, and once given direction and provided instruction, works to understand the vision at hand, and can carry it forward within deadlines and within budget.
  4. Reliable, dependable, open-minded, business-minded, creative and logistical all at once.
  5. Ability to work on Macintosh computers.
  6. Solid command of English language and grammar.
  7. Working knowledge of web development including HTML, CSS, PHP, .NET, jQuery.
  8. Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  9. Basic knowledge of Wordpress, usability standards, and human-computer interaction principals.
  10. Highly organized, and able to manage numerous projects while following specific internal processes.
  11. Ability to follow processes and directions.
  12. Uses feedback to enhance work.

Required Marketing Tasks

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Design in various media
  3. Collateral Creation within a team
  4. Effective Brainstorming
  5. Organization, Prioritization
  6. Social Networking
  7. Marketing Research
  8. Client Consultation

Value Proposition

This position offers students direct, hands-on, experiential learning in a design-based environment. This environment includes the fast-paced world of Internet and new media within the traditional world of marketing. Working along-side graphic designers, Internet developers, video production artists, and public relations professionals, you will develop interpersonal skills and business experience that translates directly into a professional environment. 

Only the best and brightest will be chosen, and we expect the Digital Creative to bring his or her A-game to their daily work at Colab. Professionalism, effective communication, strategic planning and the latest in marketing techniques are some of the skills they can expect to learn by working with the Colab team. A successful student working in this environment will harness solid techniques and proven abilities that transfer to the majority of corporate marketing departments, agencies, or nonprofit organizations. In addition, they will have a firm grasp of brand development, collateral development, creation and execution of marketing strategy, social media management, customer relations, basics of digital strategy, knowledge of public relations activities, and working with traditional media, advertising and collaborative marketing.

Finally, the successful student will know how to effectively work and communicate within a team of professionals and students, and how to create deliverables for various client types as Colab serves a diverse population of business leaders, community leaders, and University clients.

Contact:

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and a minimum of 5 design samples to Philip Hastings, Digital Coordinator: Philip.Hastings@colostate.edu, 970-491-1985

To be considered for the position, all materials mentioned above must be submitted.